Mission and System - Overview
Introduction and Objective:
- G.A.P. stands for Good Agricultural Practice, and GLOBALG.A.P. is the worldwide standards organization that assures it.
- We are a global organization with a crucial objective: safe, sustainable agriculture and aquaculture worldwide.
- We set voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural/aquacultural products around the globe - and more and more producers, suppliers and buyers are harmonizing their certification standards to match ours.
- GLOBALG.A.P. North America Inc., launched in 2010, is the USA and Canadian division of the international GLOBALG.A.P. organization founded in 1997.
- Globally connect farmers/brand owners in the production/marketing of safe food to provide re-assurance for consumers.
- Create a single standards system that identifies safe production methods, responsible use of resources, and the welfare of employees and animals.
- Implement Good Agricultural Practice worldwide to lay the foundation for the protection of scarce resources with a promise for a sustainable future.
- Safe and sustainable food produced by passionate farmers for consumers all over the world.
GLOBALG.A.P.: The First Choice in Farm Assurance Worldwide
Network and System:
- The world's most trusted, widely accepted and largest private sector farm assurance standards organization
- 135,000 producers under certification and assessment in 120 countries
- 400+ certified products; 23 standards, add-on modules and programs
- 1,350 trained inspectors and auditors working for 140 certification bodies (approved by 33 accreditation bodies)
- 375 member organizations across the industry with the shared vision of harmonizing G.A.P. globally
- 1,000 people trained in 2011: 90 courses, on 5 continents, in 5 languages
- International network of Farm Assurers to assist producers onsite with the certification process
- Secure, global certification database (Brochure) with free public basic search, and advanced search/bookmarking services for producers and retailers
- GLOBALG.A.P. is a business-to-business brand and is not directly visible to consumers.
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